Chai – What a treat.


Having applied to test for Itch to Stitch patterns by designer Kennis

Wong on several occasions l was actually quite surprised when l found

had been chosen to test her latest pattern the Chai shirt/dress.  The

Chai is a classic fitted style which can be interpreted as a vintage style

which has become quite fashionable.  The Chai is available in a digital

PDF pattern.



Kennis designs her patterns for cup sizes.  so you can get a garment for

your dress size and also your cup size creating the perfect fitting

garment.  The Chai is designed for woven fabrics and l chose a

quilters cotton.  Features of the Chai Shirt and Dress include-:

  • A, B, C, D and DD Cups

  • Dress and shirt length options

  • Classic collar on collar stand

  • Sleeveless and gathered short sleeve options

  • Center front button closure

  • Easy-to-wear A-line skirt

  • In-seam pocket with dress option

  • High waistband that elongates the legs

  • Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)


The collar is sewn a little different to what l am used to but the finished

collar definitely is worth the effort as it gives a very polished finish.

The instructions certainly enabled me to create a garment to fit

perfectly.  Designed for intermediate sewing, do not be daunted by that

as many of the testers had not sewn collars or button holes and created

some very nice Chai shirt/dresses for themselves.  That is testament to

the great instructions provided in the pattern.


My chosen option was a shirt and sleeves, enabling me to mix and

match with classic wide leg pants or skirt for an afternoon tea or a

more casual wear with jeans, great versatility.   For those who know me

they know l like options in a pattern and the Chai offers that, a dress

option will be next on my list.  I appreciate now what many have said

about Itch to Stitch designs, great quality tested patterns to create the

perfect fitting garment.


The Chai shirt and dress is now available here

 at a special release sale price of $9.60


Follow the blog on Itch to Stitch and get some great tips and see some

tester pics here.

You can also try some of Itch to Stitch free patterns on the website a

great way to test a designers patterns.


Itch to Stitch offers a group for support on facebook where you can get

lots of support here

happy crafting.




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